Steve Jobs receives Posthumous Grammy Award

By Jonathan Bennett

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is the organization that decides which musician or group from the past year deserves a Grammy at the annual awards ceremony. The NARAS recently announced that they will be giving their prestigious Trustees Award Grammy to the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, according to PC Magazine.

Some may find it odd at first when they think of Jobs being honored with a musical award, but not when they think of what he did for the industry, the media outlet reports.

“A creative visionary, Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased,” the organization continued. “In 2002 Apple Computer Inc. was a recipient of a Technical Grammy Award for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. The company continues to lead the way with new technology and in-demand products such as the iPhone and iPad.”

According to E! Online, a special ceremony will be held for this award the day before the actual Grammy Awards in February.